The last week of school before Christmas break, my son's fourth grade class had to write about their family Holiday traditions. A reminder of the importance of creating special memories for our kids and how we all appreciate the efforts our parents made over the years to preserve and pass along family traditions. Of course, all traditions need to start somewhere and there are always opportunities to add your personal touch to your family history. With three young kids, we tend to stay in on New Years Eve and it's an easy night to overlook after a week off from school and many days of keeping the kids occupied. I wanted to create a new tradition for New Years Eve that we could all get excited about and be a part of. The kids aren't interested in staying up until midnight quite yet, so I thought a special family meal would be fun. Fondue crossed my mind, but it seemed a little rich after weeks of overeating, so I settled on homemade pizza.